overall
65
65
style
Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised in cans and kegs, with nitrogen. As of late 2012, the 4.3% bottled version had been discontinued.
Has also been brewed in the UK under contract at InBev Magor and latterly at Heinekens John Smiths site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Dark black color with huge head. Nice roasted malt aroma.Taste has a smooth creamy coffee feel to it but not strong. Kind of tastes like a light Guiness.Finishes a little dry but has a nice bitter touch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Nice roasty malt aroma and the appearance can't be beat. Huge tan lasting head with lots of lacing to boot. Dark black color. Flavor is dry, roasty and moderate body. Not a bad brew.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2003
to me, it tastes like a watery guiness. smells and tasted a bit like expresso. poured black with a thin head that lasted the entire glass. still not a fan though.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 30, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 I jumped the gun and drank my first one when it was like 80 degrees and nearly gagged. Something about pure warm bitterness disgusts me. However, after i chilled a few, the taste was very similar to guinness. Leaves a much better taste in my opinion after a little warming than guinness does, however. Chilled: guiness; Warmer: Murphys; Pure Heat: me puking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2333) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 A good foil to Guiness, the head is big and creamy. Its smooth and creamy on the tongue but loses it as the head disappates. A little coffee, but not too strong. The nitro can works well here, as with Guiness. Smoother and perhaps less complex than Guiness. Well worth trying again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Beautiful nitro-head of light tan foam atop a rich, dark red chestnut beer. The aroma is faint, but is a bit of a hop floral smell. The atse is also light, with roasted malt and chocolate notes. There is a good sweetness to it, followed with a nice hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth and light, with minimal carbonation. Drinkability is near excellent. A solid Irish Stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Wonderful black smooth stout. This is smoother than Guinness and has less of a bitter aftertaste. It is quite creamy in your mouth and rich chocolate coffee flavor. Proud to have this be my 100th rating.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
(Nitro Can) Can't believe I've never rated this one. Tar black. When held up to the sunshine, a blood red ale is revealed. Medium-sized, thick, creamy, lightly-tanned head. Cool lacework. The nose is of milk chocolate, vanilla and coffee. The flavor is of weak coffee and bitter, dark chocolate. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Flat carbonation. Long, dry, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
there is not much between this and guinness draught. very black, with a large f head. smooth and creamy, but this has a richer chocolatey/caramel taste, and is slightly smoother.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
The think that the aroma and appearance are great. There is a coffee/malty/roasted flavor, but slightly watered down from others I've had.


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